Here are the current team power rankings for Florida Rookie League: Continue reading “FRL Weekly Team Power Rankings, Week #4”
Everglades University has taken their baseball program seriously, in the inaugural Can-Am College baseball season, and to demonstrate their commitment they have hired Cody Olsen as the manager of the Swampmen, the men’s baseball team.
Olsen has had an illustrious managerial career in the Bull League, and was last posted to the New York Minutemen before being removed to make way for GM & Manager Alex Sanderson. In 16 seasons with the Minutemen, Olsen was twice named Manager of the Year, and the team took home two Bull Cups. In all, the Minutemen had nine playoff appearances. Continue reading “Cody Olsen Takes Reigns at EVU”
Justin Cusimano really sizzled at the plate in today’s 17-0 win over (Jupiter) Boston Brawlers B. The (West Palm Beach) New York Minutemen B first baseman blistered Jupiter for 5 hits in 5 at-bats.
“Cusimano was too tough to get out today,” the Boston Brawlers B skipper said in the postgame interview. “No matter what we threw him, he hit it. And he hit some good pitches, too.” Continue reading “Cusimano Raps Jupiter for 5 Hits, as New York blanks Boston 17-0”
Justin Cusimano made his presence known as one of the best young stars in the Fla Rookie League this past month.
The West Palm Beach New York Minutemen B first baseman shone through the month of January and has won the Batter of the Month award.
The 22-year-old hit .339 with 9 home runs, 18 RBIs and 12 runs scored.
The wait for baseball is over for BBL fans, as the Florida Rookie League (FRL) kicks off its inaugural season today. The FRL is a 5th minor league level which was added during this off-season, replacing the former Rookie level Milk League, which becomes a Short Season A level.
The Rookie League is open to any player with less than two years of pro baseball playing time, and who are aged 25 or younger. Thus, many of the Milk League (Short A), Calf League (Single A) and Heifer League (Double A) players throughout the minors may qualify. The league also offers a place for teams to introduce international free agents and first-year draftees into their organizations, and earn them some developmental playing time. Continue reading “Florida Rookie League Opens Today, New GMs Announced”
The New York Minutemen have completed their franchise relocation back to New York City, according to a team announcement this week.
The franchise originally began in the Bull League as the New York Fastballs in 1989, but moved before the re-formation of the league in 1991 as the city also had the Brooklyn Tigers (now the Chicoutimi Cinquantes). Their next stop was Buffalo, and the team was called the New York State Fastballs. By 1992, a new owner had moved the team to North York, a suburb of Toronto, Ontario, and renamed the North York Yankees. The following year, they changed their name to North York Might, then a move back to Buffalo led to a change again to the New York Might.
Finally, from 1995 until this month, the team had settled in Buffalo again, and were the New York Minutemen.
Now, the team has come “home” to New York City, but the name will not change.
The team is in the process of selecting a stadium for 2017.